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COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus

About Us

COMSATS University Abbottabad became functional on September 03, 2001. This campus was established only with the 90 days of perpetual efforts of dynamic leadership. It was the visionary challenge of Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman, Former Minister for Science & Technology, to promote IT in the region. Furthermore, Dr. Haroon Rashid, Founding Director of this University, turned 308 canals of military-land into a masterpiece for services in education. The dedication of the faculty and staff, worked as an engine to provide academic options to the students. Phenomenal weather is also a plus for all. The COMSATS University Abbottabad has a motto “We aim to inspire”. Vision: CUI’s ambition is to become one of the top research universities and also one of the best higher educational institutes in the country. The vision being followed by the CUI is to become one of the top 100 universities in the developing world. The CUI further plans to earn a place among the top 500 universities in the world by the year 2020.
Mission: The mission of CUI is to generate and preserve knowledge, direct high-quality research and promoting scholarship, that benefit student, scholars and communities across Pakistan, the Muslim Ummah and the World, at large. To provide a broad range of educational programs among a diverse community of learners and teachers. Prepare graduate, professional and undergraduate students for active roles in competitive and culturally diverse environments. To strengthen the services to the state through research and development, and technology.

COMSATS University Abbottabad

COMSATS University Abbottabad – Admissions, Departments, and Scholarships

Departments and Programs

Selection Criteria for Undergraduate Programs
1. 12 years of relevant education or equivalent with 50% marks from an accredited educational institution.
2. Valid NTS score as per the policy of the COMSATS University Abbottabad.
Selection Criteria for Graduate Programs
1. 16 years of relevant education from an accredited educational institution, with minimum first division (Annual System) or CGPA
2.5/4.0 (Semester System) and no third division (Annual System) or ‘D’ grade (Semester System) throughout the academic career. 2. NTS GAT (General) with a minimum score of 50.
Selection Criteria for Postgraduate Programs
1. 18 years of relevant education with a thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with a thesis of 06 credit hours from an accredited educational institution, with 70% marks (Annual System) or CGPA 3.0/4.0 (Semester System) and no third division (Annual System) or ‘D’ grade (Semester System) throughout the academic career.
2. GRE (Subject) as per the policy of HEC or NTS GAT (Subject) with a minimum score of 60.

Department of Computer Sciences

Department of Computer Science at CUI Abbottabad, equips its students with technical understanding and practical exposure. Faculty with high intellectual level and diverse experience in teaching the students and young professionals with a problem-solving approach. Students avail the opportunity to usefully furnish computer labs. The department has new research trends in Cloud Computing, Information Security System, Artificial Intelligence, Image & Language Processing, Communication, and Networking.

Computer Sciences (CS)
Telecommunication & Networking (NT)
Software Engineering (BSE)
Cyber Security

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at CUI Abbottabad, has existed for studying various disciplines of electrical and computer engineering. Its course content enables students to learn techniques to solve complex engineering problems. The department has modern laboratories and resources for practical understanding. It also introduces them with managerial and professional skills. The department has an inclination towards medical electronics, robotics, machine learning, and energy optimization.

Computer Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Power Engineering
Electrical Engineering

Department of Chemistry

Since 2008, Department of Chemistry at CUI has been offering excellent opportunities for the students to excel in chemical sciences. Students are also facilitated by modern labs and distinguished faculty. This department has many international recognition and collaborations as well. Nowadays, the department is conducting research in the medical plantation, advanced methods of synthesis, forensic science, and environmental protection.


Department of Humanities

Humanities is an ancient field of study.  The Department of Humanities at CUI Abbottabad, is offering many courses related to social science, human behaviors, political values, and society. The department is run by highly qualified staff, teachers, researchers, and professionals. It also engages the students in various interactive talks, learning sessions, workshops, and seminars to improve their level of thinking and solution approach. The department itself is not offering any degree program, but responsible for teaching the following subjects to the students enrolled in professional programs.

Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences at CUI Abbottabad, is focusing on teaching the various courses of Geo sciences. Faculty members carry out the research due to the mountainous environment. Apart from academic activities, students and staff visit the various landscapes of Pakistan to study the dynamics of the earth. The research focus is in the area of water resources, natural and synthetic hydrocarbons, and minerals.

Earth Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering

COMSATS University Abbottabad, newly started this department in April 2012. To get the accreditation from PEC, Department of Civil Engineering initially offered an undergraduate program for the students. In a short time span, it has met the expectations of both HEC & PEC. The curriculum is fine enough to meet the demands of engineering.

Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering

Department of Mathematics

Mathematics itself is a mature, analytical and complex subject. Department of Mathematics at COMSATS University Abbottabad, is offering 80 courses. The distinguished faculty members teach the courses and conduct research in applied mathematics, fluid mechanics, relativity, and algebra. Since 2001, the department has been leading in research productivity and holding many awards as well.


Department of Management Sciences

To raise business leaders, Department of Management Sciences at COMSATS University Abbottabad, is not only working to introduce the management skills in students, but also playing a role to improve the standards of education. It has many industrial linkages as well. Highly qualified faculty members teach all the required subjects in good order and strengthen the personal traits of a student to cater to all the challenges the practical field. They are also conducting research in the corporate sector and incubation business models.

Business Administration (BA)✔ (MBA 3.5 yrs)✔ (MBO 1-1/2)
Accounting & Finance (A&F)
Management Sciences (MS)
Project Management (PM)
Banking and Finance (B&F)

Department of Environmental Sciences

To conduct interdisciplinary research, COMSATS University Abbottabad established the Department of Environmental Sciences in 2004. Faculty members, researchers, and students are actively involved in dealing with environmental issues. The department is offering programs of live sciences also.

Environmental Sciences (ES)
Sustainable Water Sanitation, Health, and Development (SWSHD)

Department of Development Studies

To transfer the knowledge and skills regarding development, COMSATS University Abbottabad, started the Department of Development Studies in 2004. Students are being taught about micro and macro issues of development, globalization, socio-cultural changes. The curriculum also focuses on sustainable development of the region. All the courses and research activities are related to practical approaches along with special references to Pakistan.

Development Studies (DS)
Conflict, Peace & Developmental

Department of Pharmacy

Pakistan is at the cutting-edge of the pharmaceutical industry. Department of Pharmacy has been launched to produce qualified pharmacists by COMSATS University Abbottabad. The main role is to provide better health care options for the general public. To meet the variations in health care delivery system, faculty and researcher are finding new ways for pharmaceutical education. Alumni of this department is providing their best services in industrial fields.




NTS Need-Based Scholarship, Kinship Scholarship, Top Position Holders Scholarship, Qarz-e-Hasna, Workers Welfare Board Scholarship, and HEC Need-Based Scholarship are the scholarships that are offered by the COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus.

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Research and Development
Seminars and Workshops

COMSATS University Abbottabad, is a leading public sector institution in the field science and Technology. The University is renowned for its research. It has 490 research publications having an impact factor of 851.755 as of the academic year 2018. Research labs and centers are also updated in COMSATS University Abbottabad.

Seminars and Workshops at COMSATS University Abbottabad are helpful in the body-building of the students and faculty members as well. To merge the theoretical knowledge and field practices, COMSATS University Abbottabad used to conduct workshops, seminars and conferences apart from the curriculum.